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Prosecutors mistakenly release confidential Zimmerman evidence, including body photo
foxnews ^ | 8/9/12 | foxnews

Posted on 08/09/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by ColdOne

Florida prosecutors mistakenly released a trove of evidence in the case of George Zimmerman, including a photo of Trayvon Martin's body after he was shot to death by the neighborhood watchman.

Evidence that was supposed to be only for the eyes of the lawyers and judge - at least throughout the discovery process - was included in documents sent to several media outlets. In addition to the photo, prosecutors released college transcripts that showed Zimmerman received a D in a criminal justice course at Seminole State College.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 08/09/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“mistakenly”


2 posted on 08/09/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: ColdOne

OOPS, They made an unexpected mistake.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: ColdOne

It seems everything these prosecutors do is one big mistake. Professionals are not that error prone, so one has to doubt that the release was a ‘mistake.’


4 posted on 08/09/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ColdOne
Florida prosecutors mistakenly released

Sure they did. They need race riots to win their case. They don't have much to work with. The facts are against them.
The more pressure they can put on the judge and jury, the better chance they have of hanging what could be an innocent man - for the sake of "the cause."

This error should have them off the case. The case should be taken elsewhere as well to guarantee (at least try) a fair trial.

5 posted on 08/09/2012 3:08:53 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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6 posted on 08/09/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne

What are the repercussions for this sort of mistake?


7 posted on 08/09/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ColdOne

I, for one, completely and utterly believe this was a mistake!


8 posted on 08/09/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: ColdOne

This team of prosecutors supposedly have no idea what the rules of discovery are and “by accident” released to the media information that is expected to be harmful to Zimmerman.

I don’t believe it. This whole case has been handled poorly by the prosecutors. They have broken fundamental rules of legal ethics.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by detective
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To: ColdOne

The mistake is that justice is long lost in the USA
under the Tyrant Obama and the criminal DO”J”
which works for political and racist reasons,
where there was once “equal justice for all”.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

“prosecutors released college transcripts that showed Zimmerman received a D in a criminal justice course at Seminole State College. “

How come Zimmermans transcripts can be released but not those of the POTUS?


11 posted on 08/09/2012 3:14:21 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Diogenesis

I was just the other day thinking, “The whole Trayvon Martin case has calmed down. Maybe there’s a chance to have justice done (whatever it may be) without a circus sideshow.”

This is just too, “What can we release that will rile everyone up again ... I KNOW.. the photo of deceased Trayvon!” For my liking.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: ColdOne

Mistakenly released ??? Any one else call BULLSH*T on this story.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 3:32:08 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: ColdOne; All

Here’s a link to the picture of the deceased Martin that was released:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/george-zimmerman-records-mistakenly-released-684512

It’s a technically horrible B&W photocopy of an equally bad original. Indeed, it’s so bad I challenge anybody who sees it to say it’s of a human body unless he’s already been told it’s of a body.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 3:33:30 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: BradyLS

>> What are the repercussions for this sort of mistake?

Well, when the defense committed the “mistake” of failing to completely inform the court of Z’s financial means, his bail was revoked and he was hauled back to jail (and then back to court to receive a new, higher, bail amount).

So I’m sure the penalty for the prosecution will be equally serious. Probably Angela Corey and her lackeys will spend a night or three in jail for contempt of court.

NOT


15 posted on 08/09/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: libstripper

I’ve seen clearer pictures of Sasquatch and Nessie.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 3:36:48 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Nebr FAL owner

Yeah, they want their street rioting. People will see it on TV and blame it on Mitt Romney who had nothing to do with it. I’ve been wondering if the whole country is going to be ripped apart to get obamster reelected. That jackass isn’t worth all the discord and property damage. Sometimes I think it would be better to just split the country now and forget about elections.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 3:45:06 PM PDT by virgil
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To: ColdOne
“mistakenly” my butt

thanks again Pam Bondi

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18 posted on 08/09/2012 3:56:52 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: ColdOne

Many problems such as 1) providing discovery to the media?
Prosecution can feed some info but the media doesn’t get a discovery package. That is for A Defendant and their lawyer.
2) How does the Prosecution obtain report cards and transcripts? They have no right to that information. They can’t run phone records unless they have a warrant and/or consent. I assume the charge is grade fraud because otherwise it is not relevant or material and it has to be both.
The A. Corey is a flaming A$$Hat. Making Nifong look smart.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by DrDude (Paralegal vs. Paramedic ? Whats the difference!)
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To: libstripper; ColdOne
If poor grades correlated to a crime, Occupy Wall Street would look like the second coming of the Nazi terror.
20 posted on 08/09/2012 4:10:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: virgil

I’ve been saying there’s be no election for 3 years, it’s just becoming clearer now. /sig


21 posted on 08/09/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: ColdOne
How did the prosecution have these in their hands in the first place??? Aren't these off-limits even to them???

Does this mean that the prosecution also has Martin's records and the same kind of accident might happen to those???

22 posted on 08/09/2012 4:25:50 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ColdOne

It was not a mistake.It was a calculated gesture to furhter the railroading of Zimmerman. A German Jew appearing before a “People’s Court in the 1930’s Germany would have gotten a fairer trial than Zimmerman will get. In fact, a Show trial in the former Soviet Union would have been more fairer to the accused than this Court will be to Zimmerman. It has already been ordained that he pay the price for defending his life form one of Holder’s people. This is also to send a message to all Whites who plan to resist atacks on them by Blacks. The message? Should you successfully Holder’s oppressed people taking what was rightfully theirs [your life, property,sexual favors or services]from you the State will use its powers to punish you severely.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT by sport
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To: ColdOne

“Florida prosecutors mistakenly released.....”

“Mistakingly” my butt. They want to stir up the public again.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 4:52:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mykroar

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


25 posted on 08/09/2012 4:58:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ColdOne

I have long ceased being amazed whenever attorneys “mistakenly” lose track of trial documents and they end up in places they shouldn’t. And we are supposed to believe the recipients of these documents are going to forget all about them? Yeah, sure they are.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 5:06:36 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: ColdOne; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: In addition to the photo, prosecutors released college transcripts that showed Zimmerman received a D in a criminal justice course at Seminole State College.

We can get Sarah Palin's college transcripts and George Zimmerman's college grades... but The Obamanation's is still a State Secret?

Why? Oh, why... oh why?

"Did you abscond with the church funds? Did you run off with a Senator's wife? I like to think that you killed a man... It's the romantic in me."

27 posted on 08/09/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: ColdOne

hahahahhaha!!! Everything needs to be web accessible. hahahahaha!!! Put it in the cloud. Technically dumb ass people abound in the US, compounded with inherent human laziness and greed. I need a web server. No, a web server and a database!!! That’ll make everything wonderful.

Protect the mediocre from awareness of mediocrity.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 5:27:20 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: libstripper

I couldn’t tell it was a body. And I’ve seen a lot of crime scene photos


29 posted on 08/09/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: concerned about politics
This error should have them off the case.

It should end the case! How often have we read of dire reprobates being let off on "technicalities" ?

30 posted on 08/09/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: All

It’s funny how the media has no problem releasing Zimmerman’s school transcripts but they have no idea how to find Obama’s .


31 posted on 08/10/2012 4:26:04 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If poor grades correlated to a crime, Occupy Wall Street would look like the second coming of the Nazi terror.

It isn't the poor grades, but rather the little mistruths they are looking at. If one lies/embellishes about one thing, why wouldn't one lie/embellish about other things too?

At this point we all know Zimmerman did not receive his AA degree because he failed a class, yet he led his friends to believe that he did and he let them throw him a graduation party where he accepted their gifts.

During his interview with Chris Serino on 2/27/12 he said:

Serino: Highest level of education?
Zimmerman: Ah, Associates.
Serino: OK you’ve been re….in what?
Zimmerman: Pardon?
Serino: In what?
Zimmerman: Criminal Justice.

snip

Zimmerman: I have class tomorrow.
Serino: OK
Zimmerman: Um, I can skip it.
Serino: Can you get a note? Who’s your instructor? Uh, what are you taking, I mean.
Zimmerman: Continuing for my bachelors.
Serino: In criminal justice? Which university?
Zimmerman: Political science. Um, SSC, the UCF partnership.

snip

Serino: OK, and exactly what happened. Um, I wanna videotape this. Um, the difference between statutes and homicide and justifiable homicide and use of force, they’re, you’re aware of them, you have a degree, you’re familiar with what we’re talking about here, right?
Zimmerman: Yes, sir.

32 posted on 08/11/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Beach_Babe

I’ve been a career counselor and recruiter most of my adult life. If padding your resume was a crime the jails would be all but bursting. Almost everyone plays that game and the employers know it. It’s “baked into the cake” as they say nowadays. Not excusing Mr. Zimmerman, if he actually did misrepresent his degree, but just letting you know it’s as common as flies at a trash dump.


33 posted on 08/11/2012 11:06:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ColdOne; mickie; flaglady47
It appears to me from what I've read in the past that we treat the dead bodies of enemy combatants with more respect than the ghoulish Zimmerman prosecutors are evincing with the INTENTIONAL release of this photograph.

Grainy or not, the photo of the deceased victim's body is being USED and ABUSED by the amoral vampires of the State to inflame the public and to taint any potential jury pool.

Leni

34 posted on 08/11/2012 11:34:35 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really? I’ve never ‘padded’ my resume and neither has anyone I know. It’s very dishonest. Where I worked we wouldn’t have retained an employee if we discovered ‘misinformation’ on their application or in their resume.

They might get hired initally but we did investigate and they would be let go if discrepancies were found. Once we not only fired an employee because of an omission on his resume, but also his wife who was a long-time employee because she knew about the omission and didn’t speak up.


35 posted on 08/11/2012 12:56:32 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Beach_Babe

I’ll bet you a steak dinner that I could find at least 10% of your employees falsifying their experience and/or education within 2 business days. Without exerting myself.


36 posted on 08/11/2012 2:16:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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